SEE THE BEST OF THE BEST AT OSHKOSH
PILOTS WHO PERFORM AT the daily Oshkosh air shows are
headliners, and they come together at AirVenture for an all-star
roster of the best of the best.
Among the confirmed
performers are Chuck Aaron and
his Red Bull aerobatic helicopter;
Kirby Chambliss and his Edge; the
AeroShell Aerobatic Team; and
Matt Younkin and his Twin Beech.
Also scheduled are the Warbirds
Spectacular, the Airshow Aces,
featuring Gene Soucy with Kent
and Warren Pietsch performing
an old-style barnstorming act, and Team Chaos, a modification of the
wildly popular Masters of Disasters act of years past.
Additionally, the dazzling night air show and fireworks return
on Saturday, July 30, to thrill attendees with a mix of aerobatics and
pyrotechnics, all musically choreographed. Daily schedules will be
finalized in the weeks prior to EAA AirVenture.
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JOIN IN HONORING BOB HOOVER
NATIONAL AVIATION HALL OF FAMER Robert A.
“Bob” Hoover, EAA 21285, will be honored
during AirVenture 2011 on July 26. His
outstanding air racing and air show career
will be highlighted, most notably his air show
performances in a Shrike Commander and
P- 51 Mustang, along with heroic service to his
country. EAA’s Tribute to Bob Hoover Day will
feature an afternoon air show with many of the
legendary aircraft he flew.
After flying 59 missions in World War
II and famously escaping a POW camp by
commandeering a German Focke-Wulf 190, Hoover became a test
pilot, flying aircraft ranging from the Lockheed P- 80 Shooting Star to
the Northrop N9M flying wing. He also worked with Chuck Yeager
on the X- 1 project, serving as backup pilot, and was flying chase when
Yeager broke the sound barrier.
In perhaps his most memorable maneuver in the Shrike
Commander, Hoover would shut down both engines and execute a
loop and an eight-point hesitation slow roll as he headed back to the
runway, where he touched down on one tire, then the other.
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